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Man Buried Alive While Harvesting Sand, Residents in Mourning

A man was buried alive and died while harvesting sand in Home Bay county, the sand quarry collapsed and buried him.

Peter Ouko was found dead Kalal Village, Kobuya sub- locatio, Rachuonyo North subcounty. His body was retrieved by his brother Odhiambo who was also rescued from the collapsed sand quarry one day ago.

A search party was formed followed Peter's foot steps that led them to the collapsed quarry, he may have died due to lack of oxygen that led to suffocagion.Peter Ouko's body is currently being preserved at Kendu adventist morgue awaiting burial.

The mourning and sad residents called on the goverment to fromulate reforms,rules and policies to govern and reduce deaths,bring back sanity in Sand mining.

Residents also alleged that poverty and the high cost of living is pushing some miners into risky and more dangerous shafts.

Confirming the incident, Kobuya chief Osano said that indeed Peter's body was retrieved and moved to Kendu adventist morgue for preservation.

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Home Bay Kalal Village Mourning Odhiambo Peter Ouko

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